QUOTE(Chancer @ Mar 24 2009, 04:27 AM)
Why shouldn't publishers pay? they are in effect advertising their game via providing a demo., so they do reap benefits from a popular demo that results in sales.
Sony's online service is fine. The store is good and has plenty of choice and I have no problems in multiplayer.
It's not that they shouldn't, but to make them is also a turn off to developers. If the publisher needs to pay to give out free content to their people they are losing the money they made on game released, which is in their reserves.. It might not exactly be a big deal, but it sure as hell isn't a good thing.
And depending on how much is being downloaded or put out, it may
become a bigger problem. Regardless the revenue amount drops as margins tighten. Making the Xbox 360 easier to generate revenue on. Not to mention the software development tools for the PS3 is garbage already, even the Wii's SDK is more friendly to developers. Xbox 360 being the top in developer friendliness..
Overall it adds another negative quality to publishing game content up there. Being a big publisher it shouldn't matter anyways..
And I don't want to hear any fanboy crap.. I like both consoles. I'm not stating opinion, I'm stating fact..This post has been edited by -DeToX-: Apr 22 2009, 04:24 AM